press trust of india
BANGALORE, 18 JUNE: In a bizarre political fight, a rival of senior Karnataka Congress leader and MLA Mr D K Shivakumar has alleged that his henchmen had dug a deep trench around his house in Kanakapura constituency, making it difficult for them to move out.
JDS worker Mr G H Prakash, who left the Congress a month before the 5 May Assembly polls, alleged he and his family are victims of a political vendetta by Mr Shivakumar’s supporters.
He said about 300 to 400 of Mr Shivakumar’s supporters came to his house recently, threatened him and later dug up a six-feet by eight-feet trench around the house.
Ramanagaram Superintendent of Police Anupam Agarwal said the Deputy Superintendent of Police has submitted a report on the case after investigating the matter and he has dispatched it to the district Deputy Commissioner.
The report also states that the land belongs to Mr Shivakumar and Mr Prakash had encroached upon it, he said.
“Now Mr Shivakumar wants to build a compound and hence, has dug up the trench around the house,” he said.
Former minister and JDS leader Mr P G R Sindhia alleged that the digging of the trench around Mr Prakash’s house smacked of the political vendetta.
Mr Shivakumar said the land where the trench was dug belonged to him and his family and accused Mr Sindhia of trying to damage his image.